Episode 91: Being an intrapreneur; bringing your passions to work: Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder, WeAreTheCity
Celebrating International Women’s Day and the 2023 theme, #EmbraceEquity, Vanessa shares the steps in her career that led her to create WeAreTheCity – which helps progress female careers.
Suggesting ways that can best advance gender balance and inclusion at work, Vanessa recommends considering an equity (rather than equality) model and a focus on sponsorship - describing what best practice sponsorship looks like.
Vanessa shares ideas on how to be ‘intrapreneurial’, how to start and grow an area of work that you feel passionate about – turning it from ‘a side of the desk’ project to an embedded part of your role, highlighting collaboration and self-belief as two important ingredients.
Topics in Vanessa’s episode:
- #EmbraceEquity – an equity model approach
- Sponsorship and male allyship
- AI, HR tech and being human
- Being an intrapreneur by bringing your passion to work
- The importance of identifying and trying to remove bias
Thank you to our sponsor for this week's episode, The Talent Keeper Specialists. Their brilliant podcast, COMEBACK COACH is the podcast for people coming back from maternity and other work breaks recommended by HR professionals.
- Comeback Coach podcast
- Comeback Community
- 2023 Guide: Cutting Edge Parental & Family Leave policy and practice
Join the free How HR Leaders Change the World community to receive our weekly newsletter – be the first to learn about new episodes and free bonus materials: https://frombabieswithlove.org/pages/how-hr-leaders-change-the-world